Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was granted the temporary restraining order requested by the NFL Players’ Association that will hold off his six-game suspension handed down by the NFL, according to an ESPN report.
Elliott was given the suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy regarding a domestic violence issue, but Federal judge Amos Mazzant III ruled that the NFL’s hearing wasn’t up to standard.
“Based upon the preliminary injunction standard … Elliott did not receive a fundamentally fair hearing,” the court said.
Elliott, whose suspension was set to begin on Monday, will be able to play as the legal process plays out, which could keep him on the field the entire season.
The Eagles play the Cowboys Nov. 19 and Dec. 31.